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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 19, 2011 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72+++++++++++++++

Mrs. Wine's reaction when I forwarded her the dead.net link:

"Well perhaps it would be worth it to somebody who is really old and cannot figure out mp3s and getting stuff from online. Or someone really young who just wants to jump start their collection? CDs? really? Why not sell an I-pod loaded up with all that is on the discs.... "

She brings up a good point. Why not package this in a special SYF iPod, or better yet the ice cream guy from the EU72 album cover. I can see selling it for $750.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jan 19, 2011 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72+++++++++++++++

If they sold a big, fat, 30 lb iPod with every single f*cking soundboard they have, I would pay $450 for it. But 60 CDs? Come on. That would take like a month's worth of free time just to get it all onto your computer.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jan 19, 2011 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72+++++++++++++++

With the CD's, booklets, and container it comes in, expect the delivery guy to bring it to your door with a hand truck.


I think just a few of us should buy it, copy it, then sell the CD's to others so they can copy them, and re-sell 'em. We do this with 25 friends, and pay $20 each.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 19, 2011 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72+++++++++++++++

It is kind of a cool idea, but you know that the true audio-heads would only want lossless, and I don't believe that there is an mp3 player that will hold this much lossless music.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 19, 2011 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72+++++++++++++++

One of the great things about the Dead is the fact that they are old school. Therefore, Analog first, Digital next, for preservation.

If they could reason to release these transfers on a medium other than HDCD, they would. Their core audience / demographic is somewhere @ 45 - 70. This is not necessarily the i-pod generation and unfortunately, 24/192 reel to reel is too exotic these days.

Crunching these Masters down to an I-Pod lossless format is limiting.

Why not press out a thousand copies of 180 gram vinyl for the Marin "Mercedes" crowd?

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Jan 19, 2011 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe 72+++++++++++++++

Does this mean desperation? The "fat mans" death finally hitting the band. I would love to own a box set like this but I can not justify the cost. I still like Phil Lesh's idea of access to all of the shows for download individually. Well at least we will all finally have 4/15/72. Now how about Tulsa "79"?

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